Moray1360 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Maras, Peru, Cusco
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: 10 PEN
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Ancient Ruin, Family And Kids, Amphitheater
Though Moray is slightly outside the city, it is definitely an interesting place worth visiting. Moray (amphitheater) is one of the examples of ancient Inca Ruins. You will notice that it looks a lot like the amphitheaters of Greece. As a result of the split caused by the staircases in these concentric terraces, it becomes easy for people to walk to the bottom of the amphitheater. These depressions are said to be used as agricultural research stations during the ancient times. The depressions are not uniform which makes the site even more picturesque.
One of the most highlighted feature of Moray is that the shifting of the temperature from the top to the bottom. Which means you will feel a very obvious change in the temperature from top to bottom and this is allegedly due to the ingenious design. These circular terraces are worth seeing, especially during summers.
Moray Travel Tips
- One should hire a local tourist guide for getting a better idea about the place.
- Mountain biking here is a great experience in itself.
- If one wants to spend more time in this place, then staying at the town of Misminay is recommended. It has homestay options and food facilities.
- You can take any transportation bound between Urubamba and Cuzco via Chinchero and ask to be let off at the Maras/Moray turnoff. Taxis usually wait at this turnoff to take tourists to Moray and back for around S30.
How to Reach Moray
- La Chomba
- Norton’s Rat Tavern
- Paititi Cicciolina
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70.32% of people who visit Cusco include Moray in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
32.26% of people start their Moray visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Moray
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Moray
Moray Reviews & Ratings
So much history, loved every minute. Set up very well to protect the site, and yet not interfere with the experience.
Amazing looking circular depressions. Deceptively smaller in photos, you could spend hours getting to the bottom different levels and it was really cool to feel the temperature difference going down. Overall a good experience though we were quite tired from a long journey.
Amazing place. The archaeological tour can be done in about an hour or so. Getting a guide will help you understand what the place was, the composition of the terraces and a lot more. At the entrance of the place there is also a path that leads to MIL, a restaurant that's an awesome journey for the taste, with eight steps (at the time I went), each dish visiting the different altitudes from Peru.
Fascinating place but there aren’t any areas that explain much about the site. If you don’t come with a guide you won’t really learn much. Cool place nonetheless.
Awesome experience. Loved it. Best to use a tour operator to get the interesting information.